Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy

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McCarthy develops a theory of Radical Interpertation - The project of characterizing from scratch the language and attituteds of an agent or population - and applies the theory to the problems of indeterminacy of interperation first descrided in the writings of Quine. The major theme in McCarthy's study is that a relatively modest set of interpertive principles, properly applied, can serve to resolve the major indeterminacies of interperation. Its most substantive contribution is in proposing a solution to problems of indeterminacy that remain unsloved in the literature.show more

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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195145062
  • 9780195145069

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In Radical Interpretation and Indeterminacy, Timothy McCarthy undertakes an attractive project that attempts to bring together two dominant themes in the philosophy of language of the last half century. * Mind *show more